The Arts Are An Essential Element of Education

“The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.”

~ William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education

Why Lyrical Playing is Important

As trumpet players we are often seen as the heroes of the band or orchestra (even if it’s only us who see it that way), but there is more to playing the trumpet than playing loud or playing high, scream parts. As musicians we should always strive to be making music, and more importantly making musical choices with the parts we play. This is where practicing lyrical studies comes in handy!

Step Up Your Instrument with Step Up To Yamaha 2020

 

School has been back in session for a few months. And whether you are in-person, virtual, or on a hybrid schedule, it is a great time to talk about the benefits of an upgraded instrument!  Manufacturers build student level instruments to be durable and easy to play. This is great for a new player but it can become a detriment as the individual progresses.  Some of the benefits that you gain with an upgraded instrument can include: better tone, improved range, new features and even different materials that are used when making it.

Another great time about this time of year is that it is rebate season and the most popular one is Step Up to Yamaha!  The Step Up to Yamaha rebate promotion provides great consumer offers on some of the finest quality instruments from one of the most recognizable brands in the music industry.  This is an opportunity to get a great instrument and receive either a $50 or $100 rebate back from Yamaha.

Paige’s Music is one the select few Yamaha Shokunun dealers in Indiana! That means we carry a very wide array of Intermediate, Professional, and Custom level Yamaha Instruments. This includes Xeno and Custom Z Trumpets and Trombones, Custom EX and Custom Z Saxophones, Custom clarinets, and so much more! You can schedule an appointment to try are large Yamaha instrument selection on our website

For more information, please follow the links above, or call us at 1-800-382-1099.

Arts Education Aids Students With The Ability To Solve Problems

“Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.”

~ Joseph M. Calahan, Director of Cooperate Communications, Xerox Corporation

Caring For Your Oboe

Below is the general care and maintenance video for oboe.

If you’d like to see the rest of our oboe videos, you can view them on our Oboe Care & Maintenance page.

The Strength of Democracy Is Measured By Arts Commitment

“The rapidly evolving global economy demands a dynamic and creative workforce. The arts and its related businesses are responsible for billions of dollars in cultural exports for this country. It is imperative that we continue to support the arts and arts education both on the national and local levels. The strength of every democracy is measured by its commitment to the arts.”

~ Charles Segars, CEO of Ovation

Caring For Your Clarinet

Below is the general care and maintenance video for clarinet.

If you’d like to see the rest of our clarinet videos, you can view them on our Clarinet Care & Maintenance page.

Music Helps Students Focus More Clearly On Tasks At Hand

“Students of all ages – that includes adults – generally find that music helps them focus more clearly on the task at hand and puts them in a better mood for learning.”

~ Chris Brewer, founder of LifeSounds Educational Services, quoted in “Boost Memory and Learning with Music,” pbs.org, Cheri Lucas.